Dr. Nancy B. Sobel is a career advisor, executive, and peer coach, consultant, mentor and group facilitator working with clients at all levels, from those first entering the job market to senior physicians and executive leaders.  Her businesses, LeaderSupport and Physician LeaderSupport, are established on a model of self-sustaining leadership, qualities she sees as inherent in everyone. LS-PLS’s mission is that each client distinguish success at each step along their paths to leadership and obtain rewarding  employment in organizations that share his/her core values. She works with clients to help them hone their senses of clarity, purpose, and authentic self-expression in order to develop her/his own full potential and that of their respective teams and organizations.  She believes that true leadership is the ultimate in flexibility and succession planning.

Dr. Sobel holds an MD and PhD from the University of Chicago, completed her Ob/Gyn training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and has been board-certified since 1991. After nearly a decade of clinical practice concentrating in women’s healthcare and biochemical endocrinology, she earned her MBA from the Simmons College School of Management in 1997 and completed her Advanced Physician Development certification from the Physician Coaching Institute in 2010. Before adding executive coaching to her entrepreneurial repertoire, she held academic appointments in Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Training and Certifications

  • Advanced Physician Development Coach
  • MBA, Simmons College School of Management with focus on organizational dynamics
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Residency training:
    • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (General Surgery)
    • Yale-New Haven Hospital (Ob/Gyn)
  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • PhD, University of Chicago Division of Biological Science
  • Fernando Flores’s Ontological Design and Leadership Courses
  • BA, Skidmore College

As part of her consulting practice, she works with people to help them “re-language and remarket themselves”—in other words, helping them rewrite their CVs and supporting correspondence and to generally redefine their professional presentation during progression into leadership positions. Dr. Sobel especially likes to work with those who are developing the relationship skills to advance from technical acumen to managerial and leadership excellence.

At heart an educator, Dr. Sobel loves to speak on such subjects as “Game Theory: Understanding the Rules of Professional Development,” “Small Group Dynamics and the Facilitatory Process,” “Promoting One’s Career, Managing a Job Search,” and “Making a Position Change—Working with Search Committees and Executive Recruiting Firms.”